TBILISI, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- Public health workers in Georgia have called upon the public to vaccinate against H1N1 influenza which has caused three deaths this year in the country.
The call was made after the Georgian national center for disease control reported the first H1N1 flu-caused death in the capital city of Tbilisi.
The center also reported that country-wide 10 new cases were reported with the H1N1 flu infections this year.
All three deaths were caused by H1N1 flu-caused complications in the lungs, according to the center.
Known as the A(H1N1) or swine flu among the media, its first infection in Georgia was registered in 2009. The flu has caused 38 deaths so far in the South Caucasus country where 567 cases have been reported for H1N1 flu infections.
The World Health Organization declared in 2009 the new strain of swine-origin H1N1 flu as a pandemic which the organization declared as over in August of 2010. The H1N1 flu caused 17,000 deaths worldwide by the start of 2010.